Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2012

The Comptroller and Auditor General issued his Report on the Public Services for the year ended 31 December 2012. The individual chapters are available below.

The report deals with 

  • any matters considered appropriate to report on arising from audits of the appropriation accounts prepared by the Accounting Officers of government departments and offices in relation to the appropriations voted by Dáil Éireann for the previous financial year

  • any matters considered appropriate to report on arising from examinations of the internal accounting controls operated by government departments and offices (in the current or previous financial year) to ensure the regularity of their financial transactions, the correctness of their payments and receipts, the reliability and completeness of their accounting records and the safeguarding of the assets owned and controlled by them

  • the results of examinations of the accounts of the revenues collected by the Revenue Commissioners – these examinations include assessment of whether the accounts are complete and accurate, and whether the Revenue Commissioners have established and applied systems, procedures and practices that are adequate to secure an effective check on the assessment, collection and proper allocation of the revenues.

The individual chapters in the report are available below

  1. Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2012

  2. Government Debt

  3. Financial Commitments under Public Private Partnerships

  4. Vote Accounting

  5. Vote Budget Management
  6. Land Swap Arrangement in the Provision of Affordable Housing

  7. Management of the Fixed Charge Notice System

  8. Management of Outsourced Safety Cameras

  9. State Pathology Building Project

  10. Central Government Funding of Local Authorities

  11. Cost of Land Remediation

  12. Contract Management in Education PPP Projects

  13. Official Development Assistance

  14. Cash Balances in the Road Safety Authority

  15. Staff Appointments in the National Gallery of Ireland

  16. Expenditure on Welfare and Employment Schemes

  17. Regularity of Social Welfare Payments 

  18. Welfare Overpayments Debts

  19. Domiciliary Care Allowance

  20. Invalidity Pension

  21. Budget Management in the Health Service Executive

  22. Eligibility for Medical cards

  23. Revenue Collection

  24. Management of Revenue Debt

  25. Taxpayer Compliance

  26. Corporation Tax Losses 

  27. Tax Audit Settlements 

  28. Accounts of the National Treasury Management Agency 

  29. Clinical Indemnity Scheme